Disability

Report

Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness

This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Discussion paper

Safeguards and quality: issues paper

This paper asks the public to share their views about how people with disability experience safeguards, what promotes quality in services, and how these may prevent and reduce their exposure to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Report

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: interim report

This interim report sets out what the Royal Commission has done in its first 15 months, the cut-off point being 31 July 2020. The report outlines how people with disability experience attitudinal, environmental, institutional and communication barriers to achieving inclusion within Australian society.
Report

Examining language and vocabulary used by people living with disability

This report provides a final summary and analysis of findings from commissioned research to deliver a series of focus groups with people living with disability. The purpose of the focus groups was to explore the use of language with respect to violence, neglect, abuse and...
Report

Something stronger: truth-telling on hurt and loss, strength and healing, from First Nations people with disability

The purpose of this research paper is to support engagement with the First Nations disability community that is considerate of their cultural values and beliefs on disability and inclusion, and acknowledges the unique traumas arising from their experiences of social isolation, inequality and discrimination.
Report

Hierarchies of power: disability theories and models and their implications for violence against, and abuse, neglect, and exploitation of, people with disability

This report has been written to provide an overview of disability theories and models. It shows how these theories can contribute to the promotion of a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence...
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Persons with disability and the Australian Constitution

This report investigates the extent and use of the Commonwealth’s legislative powers that enable it to provide support for and protect the rights of people with disability.
Report

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: an assessment of Australia’s level of compliance

The purpose of this report is to assess Australia’s level of compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which upholds the human rights and inherent dignity of people with disability.
Report

2020 National carers survey: summary report

This survey report provides an overview of high-level national findings regarding caring relationships, carers’ experiences accessing services, carer health and wellbeing, and carer employment. Some state and territory comparisons are highlighted throughout to indicate national variation, with further comparative analysis between the states and territories...
Discussion paper

The case for a care-led recovery

Australia spends relatively little on the provision of care as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, when compared to other developed nations with robust systems of care. Drawing on recent research from the UK, this paper argues that a stimulus investment in the care economy...